Multiplayer in Flight Simulator
Since Microsoft Flight Simulator has supported multiplayer flying online, the issue of controlling how other players look in your flight simulator environment has been around. The types of aircraft each player has installed, and other configuration settings can have a large effect on how you see other players in your virtual skies.
The other option is to select general defaults for all incoming players for which you lack the aircraft that they are using, or the configuration of the aircraft is such that FSInn is unable to match up the other other aircraft to your own.
In order to select general defaults:
From the FSInn Control Panel:
1. Select "SET" for the settings menu
2. Select "Aircraft" group of settings
3. Select "General Defaults" group of settings
4. Choose the aircraft type to be used as the "fall back" general default for any aircraft based on the Microsoft Flight Simulator engine types.
You can set these however you wish, but keep in mind that many add-on helicopters use engine type manipulation in order to achieve tricky sound effect or other engine startup/shutdown behaviors.
I personally like to have all of my defaults set to helicopters if I can, while on Hovercontrol. That way nearly every other player is bound to show up as a helicopter in my simulator. I often choose the default B206 Jet Ranger, because it doesn't look half bad, and has excellent frame rates.
The following screenshot will help explain which items to select:
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